The Gear smartwatch will launch by the end of the year to counter a possible Apple iWatch. It will allegedly feature a phone call app (you should be able to make calls on it), web browser and an email application.
With the Gear, Samsung is among the first big manufacturers to join the wearable device race. The high-end smartphone market is allegedly nearing saturation and the smartwatch is largely seen as opening a new and important niche.
Apple on the other hand wants to unveil its iWatch by the end of the year as well. Cupertino is said to have assembled a team of 100 designers working on the device.
Back to smartphones, Samsung is planning to release two new hero devices in 2013 in addition to the Galaxy S4. One would probably be the Samsung Galaxy Note III and the other one would be a smartphone based on the new, Samsung-made Tizen operating system.